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23 April 2018
Y4 - Yercaud Day 5
Yesterday afternoon after lunch, the Black Star group went for rock climbing & learnt how to anchor. They are being challenged and are enjoying the stretch. The Red Star group did tree climbing. They had some free time & spent it playing cricket which they seem to be crazy about & spend every free minute playing! They were all ready for some silent time by the evening. Camp fun was mad ads which the kids thoroughly enjoyed.
Skies are clear & blue today. All the kids did an energetic chota hazari and had a hearty breakfast. Black Star went for another rock climbing session near the waterfall this time while Red star went for rappelling. The Red Star kids will be going for their turn at the nightout after lunch. They will apply the navigation skills they learnt to get to their campsite. At the campsite, they will get to use the camping & survival skills they have learnt and also their team bonding will be in play as they will be in charge of making the fire & cooking! It's Tree Hug day today and kids are making the trees feel loved while getting more oxygen into themselves!
22 April 2018
Y4 - Yercaud Day 4
Yesterday, the Black Star kids left camp by 3:30pm. They reached Kamalakadu, their camping spot & made their shelters. They then cooked their food & enjoyed it. Many of them found the trek tiring but are proud of themselves & the shelters they made! Red Star group did rock climbing. Each one of them climbed 2-3 times! The had a great time playing Noodle Hockey & it was on demand during camp fun as well. It was a windy evening yesterday.
It's a sunny morning again today. Black Star returned to camp this morning & had their breakfast, exchanging stories of their experiences. They did reflection on their nightout after breakfast and then went for bouldering & learning knots. red Star kids started with energisers and went to learn navigation after breakfast. Kids are all doing great.
21 April 2018
Y4 - Yercaud Day 3
Yesterday afternoon saw some slight showers & the Red Star kids had to abort the rock climbing session and return to the camp. They played games on campus which they enjoyed a lot. Both groups had fun playing Pictionary & Outburst at campfun time & then ended the night on a high note with a night hike sharing the time with silence & fireflies.
It's a sunny day on campus. Kids are high spirited. They started the morning with energisers and then had a hearty breakfast. The Black Star kids went to learn signalling & rescue techniques and post lunch they will pack their backpacks & head out for their nightout. They will trek to a campsite, pitch their shelters, then cook their own dinner & sleep in buddy pairs under the starry skies. The Red Star kids did low ropes course this morning, learning about teamwork & support. After lunch, they will continue with rock climbing which they missed yesterday & return to campus to try their hand at rifle shooting. Kids are doing fine.
20 April 2018
Y4 - Yercaud Day 2
Kids reached campus safe & sound at 1.15pm yesterday. They were welcomed by pleasant weather & a warm lunch. They had their lunch followed by camp briefing by the CC. Kids settled into their tents and found out who their tent mates were immediately after campus briefing. Kids played ice breaker games & then went in their respective groups for expectation sharing. In the evening, they did an activity called human table which they enjoyed. Lights out was early last night so that kids could rest & recover from their journey.
The kids woke up fresh to a sunny & slightly warm day. They energised with games & exercises and then got ready for their first activity. Kids had breakfast & then RR+ODS Black Star went for a hike where they learnt about Leave No Trace principles & Mountain Manners. Post Lunch they will learn camping skills. RR+ODS Red Star went for bouldering after breakfast & after lunch will do rock climbing. Kids are all doing well & getting familiar with the camp & the routine.
This was her 6th Camp!
I have sent my daughter almost every year to a Youreka camp since she was age 9. So this was her 6th camp. She has gone to different locations and I have always been very happy about the arrangements and activities we chose. In this day and age of gadgets and distractions, Youreka is like a breath of fresh air. So many life skills and survival skills are taught. I personally have Youreka to thank for how she has shaped up as a person. Learnt to be independent and open to adventures. Three cheers!
New Story Everyday!
It is almost 4 months now since my daughter attended the J4 2016 at Youreka as a White Star participant. Till today hardly a day goes by without some new story from camp suddenly remembered, or some moment relived!
Went to a Youreka camp 17yrs ago...
I went to a Youreka camp about 17 yrs ago -- and I still remember it as the most positive and fascinating experience of my life at the time. I have camped in other places and countries since -- but heck, I miss the experience which Youreka provided when I was a kid.
"Absolutely amazing n awesome experience my holiday could not have been better than this " This is what my daughter said as soon as she met me .
New level of enthusiasm and confidence!
It gives me immense pleasure to share that the class 11 camp to Kambre has had a different impact on our students and educators. The students have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities they were exposed too. They also shared the interactive sessions which were handled by your team. The exposure provided to them has lifted them to a whole new level of enthusiasm, energy, confidence and attitude.
Wonderful Experience with Youreka. Everything was properly planned. Nice Hospitality, neat and clean place to stay. Tasty Food and amazing Mentors.. Looking forward for many more experience
I found her different, changed and very confident
When I received Meher at the railway station on the 20th of June, I found a different, changed and very confident Meher. There was something different about the way she was carrying herself. Her body language had changed. This very Meher who was so scared of dogs before she went for this trip, was actually getting a stray dog to smell her hand so as to get friendly with it. it took her 3, 4 days to get over the disappointment of coming back from the camp. She has shared so much with us and wants to go back every year. We as parents are very happy and thrilled and wish to thank everybody in The team Youreka for fantabulous work they do. Thanks once again.